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American Indian Studies
Contact: Associate Professor Michael Wilson, michael@uwm.edu

Please visit: https://uwm.edu/american-indian-studies/ Please note: The College of Letters & Science charges an additional special course fee for Distance Education (online) sections. These sections can be distinguished by a section number beginning with 2-- (e.g., 201, 202). If the special course fee is not listed in the Schedule of Classes, please contact Andy Cuneo, L&S Student Academic Services, via e-mail, acuneo@uwm.edu, or phone (414) 229-2787.
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AIS-101: Introduction to American Indian Studies (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Indigenous experience in the land now called U.S.A.; colonization, tradition and spirituality, indigenousness and sovereignty; current issues, e.g., language preservation, treaty rights, social justice. Theoretical approaches.

Notes:
Prereq: none.
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-603.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 401
21042 11:00 AM-11:50 AM TR 09/03-12/12 Wilson, Michael BOL B56  
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-603.
CD,SS     DIS 601
22168 2:00 PM-2:50 PM W 09/03-12/12   PHY 232  
CD,SS     DIS 602
22169 3:00 PM-3:50 PM W 09/03-12/12   PHY 232  
CD,SS     DIS 603
22170 4:00 PM-4:50 PM W 09/03-12/12   PHY 232  

AIS-161: First-Semester Indigenous Languages of Wisconsin: (4 units; U ; CD)

First-semester speaking, listening, and writing skills in an indigenous language of Wisconsin.

Notes:
Retakeable w/chg in topic to 12 cr max. Prereq: none.
Enroll in LEC 401 & LAB 901.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Anishinaabemowin
CD   4 LEC 401
25747 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MTW 09/03-12/12   LUB S250  
Enroll in LEC 401 & LAB 901.
Consent required to audit.
Anishinaabemowin
CD     LAB 901
25749 - 09/03-12/12   ONLINE WEB  
LAB 901 will be conducted completely online. Computer/Internet access req'd; Regular UWM tuition assessed. Concurrent enrollment req'd in face-to-face LEC 401.
Consent required to audit.

AIS-199: Independent Study (3 units; U )

Independent work supervised by a member of the AIS Program instructional staff.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: 2.5 GPA; writ cons instr, prog coord, & asst dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 IND 001
15029 - 09/03-12/12   ROOM TBA  
Consent required to audit.

AIS-203: Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Study of western Great Lakes American Indian community life of the past, with an emphasis on pre-European conditions, social organizations, value systems, family life, ceremonial life.

Notes:
Counts as a repeat of Ethnic 203. Prereq: none.
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-605.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 401
21185 1:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Cornell, Akikwe LAP N103  
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-605.
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.
CD,SS     DIS 601
21193 8:00 AM-8:50 AM F 09/03-12/12   BOL B64  
CD,SS     DIS 602
21194 9:00 AM-9:50 AM F 09/03-12/12   BOL B64  
CD,SS     DIS 603
21195 10:00 AM-10:50 AM F 09/03-12/12   BOL B64  
CD,SS     DIS 604
21196 11:00 AM-11:50 AM F 09/03-12/12   BOL B64  
CD,SS     DIS 605
22167 12:00 PM-12:50 PM F 09/03-12/12   BOL B64  

AIS-251: Third Semester Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) (4 units; U ; CD)

Third-semester speaking, listening and writing skills in Anishinaabemowin, the language of the Great Lakes Three Fires Confederacy and current Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi nations.

Notes:
Satisfies L&S Language Requirement and Foreign Language GER. Meets Cultural Diversity GER. Prereq: AIS 152 or level 3 placement. Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (8 retro cr).

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD   4 LEC 401
21290 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MTW 09/03-12/12 Noodin, Margaret ROOM TBA  
The lab section for this course will be conducted online. Internet access req'd. Regular UWM tuition assessed.
CD     LAB 901
21291 - 09/03-12/12   ONLINE WEB  
LAB 901 will be conducted completely online. Computer/Internet access req'd; Regular UWM tuition assessed. Concurrent enrollment req'd in face-to-face LEC 401.

AIS-262: North American Indian History to 1887 (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

A survey of Native American history from aboriginal times to 1887. Emphasis will be placed on American policies and change within Indian societies.

Notes:
AIS 262 & Hist 262 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001
21732 3:30 PM-4:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Cornell, Akikwe BOL B92  

AIS-276: Introduction to American Indian Literature: (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Literature of the American Indian, focusing on major forms, prominent themes, or a particular tribe of time period.

Notes:
AIS 276 & English 276 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 on EPT.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Hist, Lit & Sovereignty of Wisconsin Tribes
CD,HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
26890 - 09/03-12/12 Wilson, Michael ONLINE WEB  
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

AIS-289: Internship in American Indian Studies, Lower Division: (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of basic principles of American Indian Studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate settings.

Notes:
One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: AIS 101(P); 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 IND 101
15030 - 09/03-12/12   OFF CAMPUS  
Audit never allowed.

AIS-296: UROP Apprenticeship, Lower Division (1 - 3 units; U )

Undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.

Notes:
One credit for 45 hrs research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Prereq: acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001
15032 - 09/03-12/12   ROOM TBA  

AIS-297: Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; U )

Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 12 LEC 101
18159 - 09/03-12/12   OFF CAMPUS  
Consent required to audit.

AIS-360: Ezhi-Kinomaageying: Anishinaabe Curriculum (3 units; U )

Hist of Anishinaabe language instruction, including impact of social and political movements and contermporary trends. Review and creation of effective instructional methods for teaching Anishinaabemowin.

Notes:
Generates L&S credit for demonstrated equivalent preparation (16 retro cr). Prereq: AIS 252(P) or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
22714 - 09/03-12/12 Noodin, Margaret ROOM TBA  
Enrollment by permission of instructor only.

AIS-372: Survey of American Indian Literature (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

A general, representative study of the literature of the American Indian.

Notes:
AIS 372 & English 372 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition Competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
22602 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Blaeser, Kimberly CRT 118 Word

AIS-473: History of Wisconsin Indians (3 units; U/G ; CD)

History of Wisconsin tribes from their earliest years to the present, including European contacts, treaties, the fur trade, and wars.

Notes:
AIS 473 & Hist 473 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD   3 LEC 001
22379 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Cornell, Akikwe HLT G90  
Undergraduate credit only in this section, this semester

AIS-489: Internship in American Indian Studies, Upper Division (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of advanced principles of American Indian Studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.

Notes:
One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 IND 101
15033 - 09/03-12/12   OFF CAMPUS  
Audit never allowed.

AIS-496: UROP Apprenticeship, Upper DIvision (1 - 3 units; U )

Advanced-level undergraduate research participation in a project developed with a supervising member of the faculty or staff.

Notes:
One credit for 45 hrs research. Retakable to 9 cr max in any combination of UROP apprenticeship courses. Prereq: jr st; acceptance to UROP; prior or conc reg in UROP seminar.
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001
15035 - 09/03-12/12   ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.

AIS-497: Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; U )

Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 12 LEC 101
18158 - 09/03-12/12   OFF CAMPUS  
Consent required to audit.

AIS-600: Field Project - Capstone Research or Applied Project (3 units; U )

Research or applied project on area of student's interest under supervision of AIS faculty member. Formal field project paper required.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; declared AIS major.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 FLD 001
24039 - 09/03-12/12   ROOM TBA  
Audit never allowed.

AIS-699: Advanced Independent Study (1 - 6 units; U )

Advanced independent work under the supervision of an AIS Program instructional staff member.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 GPA; cons supervising instr, prog coord, & asst dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 IND 001
15036 - 09/03-12/12   ROOM TBA  
Consent required to audit.

 
Additional Courses - American Indian Studies
 
ANTHRO-213: American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Past and contemporary societies and cultures of American Indians of Wisconsin, including the Chippewa (Ojibwa), Menominee, Winnebago, Oneida, Potawatomi, Stockbridge-Munsee.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS (FEE) 3 LEC 201
22996 - 09/03-12/12 Richards, Patricia ONLINE WEB Word
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

ENGLISH-276: Introduction to American Indian Literature: (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Literature of the American Indian, focusing on major forms, prominent themes, or a particular tribe or time period.

Notes:
AIS 276 & English 276 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 on EPT.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Hist, Lit & Sovereignty of Wisconsin Tribes
CD,HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
26891 - 09/03-12/12 Wilson, Michael ONLINE WEB  
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

ENGLISH-372: Survey of American Indian Literature (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

A general, representative study of the literature of the American Indian.

Notes:
AIS 372 & English 372 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
22393 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Blaeser, Kimberly CRT 118 Word

HIST-262: North American Indian History to 1887 (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

A survey of Native American history from aboriginal times to 1887. Emphasis will be placed on American policies and change within Indian societies.

Notes:
AIS 262 & Hist 262 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001
21731 3:30 PM-4:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Cornell, Akikwe BOL B92  

HIST-473: History of Wisconsin Indians (3 units; U/G ; CD)

History of Wisconsin tribes from their earliest years to the present, including European contacts, treaties, the fur trade, and wars.

Notes:
AIS 473 & Hist 473 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD   3 LEC 001
22378 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Cornell, Akikwe HLT G90  
Undergraduate credit only, this semester

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